Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HRC - Truck Driver, Lowboy

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2018-1199
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company,  and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


    Humboldt Redwood Company, (HRC)  is looking for an experienced Low Bed Truck Driver to work with us on our roads crew in either Scotia or Ukiah, CA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Drive truck and trailer to haul heavy oversized equipment in a safe and efficient manner to designated locations.

    • Drive trucks and trailers to transport heavy oversized equipment and loads
    • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations: such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas on and off highway and private dirt roads
    • Abide by all Company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
    • Ensure load is properly secured and weight is evenly distributed on truck and trailer. Check binders to ensure load is secure
    • Inspect tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before (pre-trip) and after trips as applicable also when stopped during the work day, and submits a driver’s daily vehicle inspection report on the condition no later than the end of each day
    • Perform basic preventative maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressures are maintained
    • Brake adjustments are the responsibility of driver to ensure they are properly adjusted daily
    • Maintain records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law, or by Company standards
    • Ensure that all shipping documentation (bills of landing, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipment are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned in daily
    • Report all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after incident occurs to Supervisor
    • Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies. Report if there are regular delays or abnormal delays in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or delivery
    • Use Company Radio and or Central Band (CB) radio ensuring appropriate communication and language
    • Position travels outside the local area but usually within the state up to 95% of the time
    • Over night travel and stay are required


    • Completed truck driving school with a minimum of one year over the road experience; or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • This position requires a Class "A" Drivers License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
    • Heavy equipment/Lowbed hauling experience is preferred
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure or legal manuals. Ability to complete/write regular documents related to the truck and delivery of materials
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and calculate load weight
    • The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, and communicate and occasionally required to smell.
    • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 100 pounds.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate while the noise level in the sawmill dictates the necessity for hearing protection when working on the manufacturing floor.
    • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; explosives; and risk of radiation.

    Physical Requirement:

    • The employee is also regularly required to sit when operating equipment. 

    • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and communicate. 

    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of weight and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds of weight.   

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



    • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit. 

    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity. 

    • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.,


     Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Work Place


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